2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 9_1_4.2d
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods,a by education,b United States, 2008
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over����������������������61.52.364.43.458.43.862.64.2
RaceWhite, single race������������
Black, single race���������������48.31.748.
Asian, single race���������������54.16.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race���������������DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races�������������������DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races�������
  Non-Hispanic, White��������������
  Non-Hispanic, Black��������������48.01.847.
Hispanic, all races��������������53.01.852.32.450.12.957.13.5
Family incomecNegative/poor�����������������
Near poor/low��������������������
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed����������������������
Not employed���������������������45.91.847.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private�������������������
Public only����������������������
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only�����������������65.53.664.
Medicare and private�������������58.03.6DSUDSU55.
Medicare and other public��������64.55.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan������������������
  Large central metro��������������50.61.552.02.646.32.952.82.8
  Large fringe metro���������������54.01.857.
  Medium metro���������������������
  Small metro����������������������49.12.847.65.550.23.749.84.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish�����������������������
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good������
Activity limitationsdBasic activities��������������53.32.653.64.949.
Complex activities���������������
Neither basic nor complex activities47.
U.S. bornYes���������������������������

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age groups: 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and over.

b. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

d. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T9_1_4_2d: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/9_lifestylemodification/T9_1_4_2d.html